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The McGill Library Rare Books and Special Collections began collecting rare materials in the 1850s, and through gift and purchase the holdings now constitute rich and highly diverse research collections. The humanities and social sciences and in particular art and architecture, Canadiana, history, literature, the history of ideas (philosophy and religion), travel and exploration, and the history of the book form the core of the collection. More information can be found on the library’s website h...



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xiii, 126 p., 1 l. 28 pl. (incl. front., ports.) 20 cm.
Topics: Women automobile drivers., Women automobile drivers -- History., McGill University Library...
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by Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, approximately 1203-1283, author
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606 pages : illustrations ; 29 x 19 cm.
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Topics: Manuscripts, Persian -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Illumination of books and manuscripts,...
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by Borden Company
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31 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Topics: Cooking, American., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
2 volumes (xcvi, 578 pages) : xlii plates (some folded ; including frontispieces, maps, facsimiles), 2 folded maps (in pockets) ; 23 cm.
Topics: East Asia -- Description and travel., Pilot guides -- East Asia., McGill University Library...
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by Standard Brands Limited; University of Waterloo. Library. Women's Studies Collection. CaOWtU
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48 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Desserts., Cooking, Canadian., Baking powder., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
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xvi, 768 pages, [34] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations (some color), 4 color portraits, 4 maps ; 28 cm
Topics: Franklin, John, -- 1786-1847 -- Travel -- Arctic regions., Arctic regions -- Discovery and...
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by Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, approximately 1203-1283, author
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8, 584 pages : illustrations ; 32 x 22 cm.
Topics: Cosmography -- Early works to 1800., Geography, Arab -- Early works to 1800., Zoology --...
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by Moore, Mary; Fry-Cadbury Ltd
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23 pages : illustrations
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
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by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1194-1250, author
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cx, 637 pages : illustrations (some color), plates ; 29 cm
Topics: Falconry -- Early works to 1800., Falconry -- Bibliography., McGill University Library Digitized...
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by Glover, Robert, 1544-1588
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xix, 734 pages illustrations, facsimile, genealogical tables 26 cm
Topics: Visitations, Heraldic -- England -- Yorkshire., Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy., Heraldry --...
144 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates (double sided) : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Topics: Baking., Bread., Pastry., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Baking,...
40 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
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by Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905; Martin, Sarah Catherine, 1768-1826. Old Mother Hubbard; Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Absurd ABC
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4 volumes in 1 (8; 8; 8; [8]) leaves : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Nursery rhymes., Illustrated children's books., Fairy tales., Cats -- Juvenile poetry., Dogs --...
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by Martin, Rita; Robin Hood Flour Mills
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136 pages illustrations
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
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by Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 33 cm
Topics: Cards -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Saul Shapiro Collection of...
McGill University Library
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29 pages ; 15 cm
Topics: Food -- Preservation., Canning and preserving., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
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Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Hoffmann, Professor, 1839-1919
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xi, 457 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Magic tricks., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Magic tricks
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by Borden Company
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32 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm
Topics: Cooking (Evaporated milk), McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
[12], 105, [1] p. ; 4to.
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Topics: Jews -- England -- Early works to 1800., Judaism -- Controversial literature -- Early works to...
[20], 467, [1] pages : illustrations ; 30 cm (fol.)
Topics: Murder -- Early works to 1800., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Murder
McGill University Library
by Martin, Rita
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164 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
60, 4 p. : ill. ; 13 cm.
Topics: Clothing and dress -- Patterns., Needlework -- Handbooks, manuals, etc., Sewing -- Handbooks,...
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by Morrisey, Louise Lane; Sweeney, Marion Lane, author; Club of Odd Volumes
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x, 215 pages 21 cm
Topics: Cooking, American., Gastronomy., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, American,...
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by The Edinburgh almanack, or, Universal Scots and Imperial register, for 1820 : being leap year ; containing a correct calendar, on an improved scheme.
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Almanacs, English -- Scotland.
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Sovereigns and States of Europe -- Peerage of Great...
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4 volumes tables (some folded) 28 cm
Topics: Cuba -- Dictionaries., Cuba -- Gazetteers., Cuba -- Biography -- Dictionaries., McGill University...
151 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., Baking., Bread., Pastry., Flour., Five Roses Flour., McGill...
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by [Protestant School Board for Greater Montreal],
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24 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., Home economics., Cooking -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Québec...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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21 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm
Topics: Cooking (Chocolate), Desserts., Cuisine (Chocolat), McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
31 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Topics: Baking., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
xxi, [2], 305 pages frontispiece (map) illustrations 20 cm
Topics: English language -- Slang -- Dictionaries., English language -- Dialects -- England -- London.,...
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by Canada Starch Company, issuing body
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21 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
McGill University Library
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471 pages : maps (some folded) ; 23 cm
Topics: Middle East -- History -- 19th century., Nationalism -- Middle East., World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Straet, Jan van der, 1523-1605
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[34] pages, 42, 42 leaves of plates : illustrations, facsimiles ; 50 cm
Topics: Straet, Jan van der, -- 1523-1605., Dante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321 -- Illustrations., McGill...
McGill University Library
by Canada Starch Company
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128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
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by Standard Brands Limited
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50 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Topics: Bread., Cake., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Bread,...
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by Adler, Elkan Nathan, 1861-1946, editor
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xxiv, 391 pages viii plates (including frontispiece) 23 cm.
Topics: Voyages and travels., Travel, Medieval., Palestine -- Description and travel., Travel -- history.,...
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by Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672; Goyer, Pieter de; Keizer, Jacob de; Ogilby, John, 1600-1676, translator; Schall von Bell, Johann Adam, 1592?-1666; Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680. China monumentis ... illustrata; Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
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327 (i.e. 307), 18, 106 pages illustrations 40 cm
Topics: China -- Description and travel., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Travel
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Savage, William, 1770-1843; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957, former owner. DLC; Frederic W. Goudy Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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vi, 118 p., [49] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Topics: Engraving -- Printing -- Specimens., Color printing -- Specimens., Printing -- Specimens., McGill...
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by Imperial Syrup Company
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4 unnumbered pages ; 15 cm
Topics: Cooking (Maple sugar and syrup), McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
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by Canada Starch Company
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66 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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324 pages plates 32 cm
Topics: English poetry -- 19th century., Italian poetry -- 14th century., Private press books (Publishing)...
McGill University Library
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348 leaves 19 cm
Topics: Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions., Pharmacy -- Early works to 1800., Formulas,...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
127 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Family Herald and Weekly Star,
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217, vii pages, [10] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, author.; Sermartelli, Bartolomeo, active 1563-1600, printer.; Carducci, Niccolo, dedicatee.; Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Poems. Selections.; Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375. Vita di Dante.
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80, [8], 116, [4] pages ; 16 cm (8vo)
Topics: Italian poetry -- To 1400., Love poetry, Italian -- Early works to 1800., Sonnets, Italian -- Early...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Śaṅkarācārya, author.; Śaṅkarācārya, commentator.; Container of (work): Śaṅkarācārya. Works. Selections.; Puṣpadanta, active 10th century, author.; Container of (work) Puṣpadanta, active 10th century. Mahimnaḥstava.
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242 leaves, 2 unnumbered leaves : paper, ink, manuscript, color illuminations ; 101 X 147 mm
Topics: Hindu hymns., Upanishads. -- Kenopaniṣad -- Commentary., Vedas -- Recitation., Hinduism --...
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by Gid, Raymond; Sontheimer Foundation, former owner. MCR-S
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415 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm.
Topics: Cooking, French., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking, French
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by Hume, David, 1711-1776
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2 preliminary leaves, 304 pages 19 cm
Topics: Economics., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Economics
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 33 cm
Topics: Cards -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Saul Shapiro Collection of...
24, [2], [2], 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
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Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., Flour., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
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by Milner, W. C. (William C.), 1846-
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132 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Topics: Minas Basin Region (N.S.) -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Humanities and...
[16], 237, [11] pages, [26] leaves of plates (4 folded) : illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
Topics: China -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800., China -- Social life and customs -- Early...
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by Kenney-Herbert, A. R. (Arthur Robert), 1840-1916
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xi, 551, 8 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Cooking, English., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook collection, Cooking, English
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by Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807, artist.; Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, donor.; Blacker-Wood Library of Zoology and Ornithology.
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1 painting : watercolour ; 73.4 x 60.6 cm
Topics: Gwillim, Elizabeth, -- 1763-1807., Eagles., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books...
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by Shircliffe, Arnold, 1880-1952
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xxi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Topics: Salads., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Salads
[620] pages : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 35 cm. (Folio)
Topics: Dante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321. -- Divina commedia., Italian poetry -- To 1400., Epic poetry,...
McGill University Library
by Standard Brands Limited.
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32, [4] pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books and Special Collections -...
McGill University Library
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52 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Art -- Reproduction -- Exhibitions., Imitation in art -- Exhibitions., Painting -- Copying --...
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by Stein, Aurel, Sir, 1862-1943; Archæological Survey of India
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2 volumes : color frontispieces, plates (some color, some folded), portraits, folded maps ; 25 cm
Topics: Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (China) -- Description and travel., Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (China) --...
McGill University Library
by Canadian General Electric Company
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79 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., Stoves, Electric., Cuisine., Cuisinières électriques., McGill University Library...
132 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 16 cm (12mo)
Topics: Cooking, English -- Early works to 1800., Home economics -- England -- Early works to 1800., CHR...
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by Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung (1900); Bismeyer, Fritz, former owner; Königliche Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany); Verein Berliner Künstler; Düsseldorfer Künstlerschaft
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xii, 140 pages : illustrations, plans ; 17 cm
Topics: Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung -- (1900) -- Catalogs., Art -- Germany -- Berlin -- Exhibitions.,...
McGill University Library
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64 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., Cooking -- Québec (Province) -- Gaspé Peninsula., Cooking,...